New Samurai Toy Spottings: Blurring the lines between the Holiday Season and Season 2.

Since the new toy line announcement last week, people have started to see the new spring line pop up in stores just in time for the holidays (like that was an accident). Here’s some of the new toys that are on the shelves now (depending on where you live/shop), found by various users on Rangerboard.

First, from Toys’R’Us, we have this new Lantern/Spiderzord with a Super Gold Ranger figure:

Yeah, not sure where they came up with the spider concept either, but we have a Lantern zord now.

And here’s a few pics from Rangerboard member TheReverend7, which he took at his local Wal-Mart in Abilene, TX:

And this is what he took home:

And here’s a video demonstrating how it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wsbkt5QpZI

And these next pics were taken by SPDRed222 at a Toys’R’Us in Cincinnati, OH:

And finally, we have a few pics from deadsilence1, from both a Wal-Mart in Brownville, TX and a Target in McAllen, TX:

So, have you seen any of these new toys in your local stores?

More Power Rangers Samurai Stuff: Parades, Floats, and the greatest Panel EVER.

Hey, don’t be fooled by shiny specials, this week has practically been dedicated to all things Power Rangers. As proof, we have video of the Power Rangers Samurai in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, along with a few photos, a new design for a Tournament of Roses Parade float, and video from the Tsuyoshi Nonaka Panel at the Pacific Media Expo (PMX) talking about the desings for the Mega Mode figures. Let’s get this Samurai celebration started!

First, for those of you who didn’t catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, here’s the Power Rangers Samurai’s official appearance in the parade:

And here’s a small gallery for you:

Who doesn’t like a little Ranger live-action show? And the little affair is fine, but it could have been really jazzed up with a float like this:

Yes, this float will be created and submitted to the 123rd Annual Tournament Of Roses Parade by Namco Bandai, and will feature all six Rangers standing amongst their zords and the Samurai Megazord, the float itself being made with precisely arranged flowers and organic materials. Just a little over-the-top promotion for the Wii game.

And finally, we have a video from the PMX featuring the Tsuyoshi Nonaka Panel, and during this panel they reveal some secrets behind the design of the Mega Mode figures, including:

  • That the “Battilized” Ranger figure would appear in the show
  • That the ninja/wrestler-style masks were originally included in the design because they had no idea who would be on the final cast, and Saban just decided to incorporate the masks into the toys
  • That the Mega Mode was partly inspired by the suit designs from the MMPR Movie
  • And that they usually use these kinds of designs mainly with Kamen Rider

Check out the panel video here (for the stuff about the PRS Mega Mode, skip ahead to about 8:47):

And that should be everything Power Rangers-related for now. If anything else pops up, I’ll let you know!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Clash of the Red Rangers Pics: Must… Contain… Disappointment…!

Hey Everybody! Check out these official pics from the new photo album on Nick.com’s Power Rangers Samurai website. So far, they only seem to confirm that the Red RPM Ranger is in the special, and in the suit the whole time (seriously, couldn’t get anyone?). The pics themselves might not reveal much, but I would pay attention to the titles of the pics when you hover over them, because they would almost tell another story entirely. Take a look for yourselves:

This happy gang of Power Ranger Samurais had their hands full with Moogers long before the RPM Ranger showed up.

The RPM Ranger rides in from another dimension. Awesome.

The RPM Ranger comes from a city so tortured by villains that they had to build a dome to keep them out.

What is the RPM Ranger doing on Earth, and has he come alone?

No matter how far from home, a Ranger of any kind can count on being treated like family.

What's this? Mysterious steam?!? It looks like the Power Rangers are in trouble!

Oh man! Gear-headed hordes have followed the RPM Ranger to Earth!

Interdimensional monsters? The Power Rangers aren't even trying to hear that.

The RPM Ranger joins in the battle against the thugs who followed him across space.

Thanks to the RPM Ranger, the coast is clear... For now.

Don't celebrate too soon, trouble is always brewing in the Power Rangers' town.

Ahhhh! What kind of beast is this? Hopefully the RPM Ranger knows what to do!

The RPM Ranger charges out of the woods on a sweet mystical horse.

RPM Ranger joins the crew in the toughest line-up of Samurais the world has ever seen. But are they strong enough to stop the space Mooger?!

Okay, maybe not what we were hoping for, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be any good. We’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out (we’ll also look for some sort of advertising for it, since I haven’t seen a single promo for it in weeks). “Clash of the Red Rangers” airs this Saturday, November 26th.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

And remember to look for the Samurai Rangers in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Maybe they’ll get more than a minute of air time this year! 😛

Clash of the Red Rangers Update: Super and Hyper suits used!

It’s official now! They will be using the Super and Hyper Shinkenger jackets in the new Power Rangers Samurai special, “Clash of the Red Rangers”, which debuts Saturday, November 26th at 12n/11c on Nick!

So how the heck to they plan on explaining what it’s suppose to be?

Also, it looks like their might be an all-day Power Rangers Samurai marathon on Nicktoons on Wednesday the 23rd from noon to 9p.m. No confirmation on this yet, but it’s listed tv listing on Funaroboard (the ones who found out that the crossover special would air on the 26th), so theirs a good chance that it’s true.

UPDATE: (11/23/11) There is a marathon running on Nicktoons, right now in fact. And it’s apparently going to run until 9:30 pm EST. So go check that out now!

Kamen Rider OOO Super TaToBa Revealed!

Hey, check out these new pics of Kamen Rider OOO Super TaToBa Combo:

No new info, but these are really cool.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Meteor Revealed!: No need to visit the planeterium, just check out the light show on my belt.

Here it is! The first clear image of Fourze’s seond Rider, Kamen Rider Meteor, shown here along with an advertisement for the soon-to-be-released MeteorDriver.

Kamen Rider Meteor will be powered by the Meteor Switch (an unnumbered Astro Switch). And the MeteorDriver looks very similar to the BirthDriver, and it even has a similar functionality to it.

According to previous rumors about the second Rider, Meteor will premiere in the MEGAMAX movie. His name is supposedly “Gray”, from the planet Mars, chosen by the Meteor (possibly the one shown in MEGAMAX) and first appears as a transfer student at Amanogawa High.

The current cast list for the movie has this guy, Yoshizawa Ryo, listed for the role of “mysterious transfer student”. And if past mystery roles in the Movie Wars are any indication, then Yoshizawa will most likely play Gray/Meteor in the series (if not the movie)

And here we have his personal weapon, the Meteor Galaxy, who function is currently unknown, along with a first look at his bike, which is compatible with the PowerDicer in Launcher Mode. More details on these as the come out.

In the mean time, you can look at Meteor in better detail with this full-body pic:

Ooh, sparkley! He’s a walking star map.

Well, that’s all I have on Meteor right now. While he’s expected to show up in the movie, it’s not known when he’ll appear in the series, so just kepp checking back in to see what happens.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze New States: Magnets, Double Rockets, New Switches, and Bigger Heads.

Hey, it looks like Fourze’s getting two new States soon, and we’ve got the pics to prove it. Here’s a first look at the upcoming Magnet and Double Rocket States!

First up, the Magnet State:

This is the rumored state with the even-bigger head. It’s ctivated by using the #30 Magnet N Switch and the #31 Magnet S Switch at full power in conjunction with the NS MagPhone (pictured below). As you can see, in this state Fourze get’s a bigger head, gun turrets on his shoulders (that combine into a big magnet), and the orange Thermo Registyle turns red and blue. Also revealed on this page are the #28 Hand Switch (left leg) and and the #26 Wheel Switch (right leg).

And next we have the Double Rocket State:

This State, which is set to debut in the MEGAMAX movie, is powered by the S-1 Astro Switch, which activates the Super-1 Rocket Modules, which adds a rocket to both arms, and gives Fourze an orange form.

So far it hasn’t been revealed how he attains this form, or if it will carry over into the series.

And finally, we have some new Foodroids and new Astro Switches that should come out around the same time:

Here in this new crop of Foodroids we have: Foodroid 04 Holwankof (the hotdog), which uses the #29 Scoop Switch, Foodroid 05 Softonya (the ice cream cone) which uses the #32 Freeze Switch, and Foodroid 06 Nagejaroika (the boxed lunch with the meat kabobs) which uses the #37 Gyro Switch. Quite the menu selection, isn’t it? 😛

Anyway, that’s all of the new Fourze stuff for now. It anything els pops up, I’ll let you know (hopefully, it won’t be two dats after the fact).

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Power Rangers Samurai Megabloks Pics New York Comic Con.

This week, New York Comic Con has been in full swing, and news, announcements, and toy displays have been have been pumping out regularly. For this post, we’ll be going through pics of the soon-to-be-released Power Rangers Samurai Megabloks sets. Check out the current pics below:

We’ve got everything here from zords, to made-up vehicles, to even the Samurai Megazord itself. Looks like hours of fun to me!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

New Go-Kaiger Pics: More Machalcon! And some disappointing news…

Hey, new set of pics popped up, mainly of the Go-KaiGalleon Buster, and of Engine Machalcon. Check them out below:

Okay, the more I look at it, the more I keep thinking that there’s going to be a second formation with this and Go-KaiOh, like there was with GaoLion.

And finally, we have this pic showing the RangerKey options for the Go-KaiGalleon Buster. As you can see, they have seven RangerKeys in place, which includes the team and an extra black key. If you look at the on in the picture though, you can see that it’s just the GoseiBlack Key, not a seventh Go-Kaiger. While it’s still a possibility at this point, there still hasn’t been any word on one, so if they have one, it’ll be a while before we hear anything about it.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin